Thursday, August 11, 2022

Business Spotlight

SM Staffing: Pairing Competent Employees With Up-And-Coming Businesses

SM Staffing, a team of young, motivated recruiters who connect people to small and mid-sized companies, began with a single goal: to help people however they can.

CEO Shlomo Meisels explained that his company differs from other recruiting agencies because they are willing to do much


Auto Kraft and Glass Is Ready to Repair, Replace Your Glass

In the center of town, at the heart of Queen Anne Road and State Street, stands one of Teaneck’s oldest and finest institutions, Auto Kraft and Glass. Originally called Artwal Gulf Service, Arthur Goins Jr. opened his auto-mechanic shop on June 1,1969, servicing the Teaneck community for decades until his passing just


Three Pillars Recruiting Adds to Its Ranks

“What drives me is empowering people to surpass their professional expectations of themselves.”

Those are the words of Avi Mally, founder and owner of Three Pillars Recruiting, a premier recruiting firm that places top-tier professionals into the ranks of Fortune 500 companies and disruptive


Monitor and Review

In a previous series, I laid out a five-step productivity process for leaders, which I then turned into a productivity blueprint” (see my bio for how to access.) This post goes deeper on the second of the five steps, sharing for maximal productivity. The fifth and final piece of the second productivity step—“share it”—is to


How Inflation and High Interest Rates Affect Investing

If you turned on your TV, opened a newspaper or checked your phone at any point in the last month, it’s very likely you saw the word inflation. Amongst all the pressing issues currently being discussed, inflation is always high on this list—and it’s easy to understand why.

In the


How to Read Job Market Numbers

If you were surprised that June continued the job market’s relentless growth—18 straight months, in fact—you shouldn’t have been. It’s not just that we’re on a streak and a pace that has no precedence in history, it’s that if you know how to read and interpret the numbers, much of this should be, if not predictable, at least


Guard Thy Tongue or Beware the EEOC

This is a story that I have never shared with anybody. Up until now. But it’s a lesson that all supervisors should take heed of and be forewarned about.

My saga extends back decades. However, the incident is as vivid to me today as if it occurred yesterday. And it is still relevant. The anguish I felt



Have you ever been to a chasuna or a party, had a drink or two, and then a few more? For a while you were feeling great. Without mentioning all the gory details that transpired later that evening, you wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover. You make a promise to yourself (bli neder, of course) that you will never let that happen


Ramp Up Your Resume, Using a Good Old-Fashioned Pie Chart

I have it on good authority that in France, what we call a pie chart is referred to as camembert; in China it is called a flatbread chart, and in Portugal, a pizza chart. Here in America, we love our pie chart almost as much as our pizza. I also think of it as the foundational starting point of a hardy resume.


The Chair Market Has Custom-Made Chairs at Wholesale Prices

Are you sitting down?

Usually that question is the precursor to bad news, but this time it’s good. If you’re not happy with the chair you’re sitting on, The Chair Market will solve your problem. The Chair Market in Brooklyn not only builds commercial chairs and banquette seating, it has


Eye on Jobs: A New Career Tool

After 25 years of running my independent career coaching practice, 19 years of writing newspaper columns on careers and jobs, and 75 years of navigating this planet while picking up a few nuggets of wisdom along the way, I’ve concluded that the single most important change we have to make in our careers is, well, not what you might


Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your Business?

A couple of weeks ago I met with a man who owns a business with his sister. He kept on talking about how in sync he and his sister are in all decisions they make, which is why their business has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several years.

I asked him, “Robert, is your sister

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